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螳 (螳) táng
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◎ 〔~螂〕昆虫,全身绿色或土黄色,头呈三角形,前脚呈镰刀状。捕食害虫,对农业有益,如“~~捕蝉,黄雀在后”。俗称“刀螂”;简称“螳”,如“~臂当车”(喻不自量力)。
Noun
  1. 螳螂的简称 [mantis]
    螳,螳螂也。——《说文新附》
    螳螂,有斧虫。——《玉篇》
    犹螳螂之怒臂以当车轶。——《庄子·天地》
    睹-蝉方得美荫而忘其身,螳螂执翳而搏之。——《庄子·山木》
  2. 又如:螳斧(指螳螂前足。以其前两足高举如人执斧,故名。亦喻脆弱的武装);螳螂之卫(比喻微弱的兵备);螳臂(比喻不自量力;微弱之力);螳轮(比喻不自量力者);螳臂拒辙,螳臂当辙,螳臂扼辙(犹螳臂当车)
  • 螳螂 táng láng
    [mantis] 螳螂属或者有关属(螳螂总科)的昆虫,具有长的前胸,取食其它昆虫,用前肢抱握好像念经但是对人类无害
  • 螳臂当车 ( 螳臂當車 ) táng bì -dāng chē
    [overrate oneself as a mantis trying to stop a chariot;kick against the pricks;throw straws against the wind] 螳螂奋举腿臂以阻挡车轮。比喻自不量力,招致失败
  • 螳螂捕蝉 ( 螳螂捕蟬 ) táng láng bǔ chán
    [covet gains ahead without being aware of danger behind as the mantis stalk the cicade,unaware of the oriole behind] 螳螂一心一意要吃蝉,而背后的黄雀却正盯着它。比喻只看到前面的利益,而不顾身后的危害

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